The federal government’s $1.7 billion program to clean up orphan and inactive wells in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. remains a reason for optimism within the oilfield services space, heard this week’s TD Securities Inc. Virtual Energy Conference, although the money is taking some time to reach the companies that need it.
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The federal government will provide $6 million to help develop methane emissions reduction technology.
July 7, 2020, 10:52 AM MDT
Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is finally underway in Alberta, with Premier Jason Kenney marking the occasion during a news event in the town of Oyen on Friday.
July 3, 2020, 2:47 PM MDT
Government can play an effective role in resolving some of the marketplace barriers to developing the energy transition in Western Canada, says Blake Shaffer, assistant professor at the University of Calgary.
July 2, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Oil and gas sector industry associations continue to put forward recommendations to the federal government designed to further alleviate the damaging impact COVID-19 has had on financials and balance sheets.
June 30, 2020, 6:46 AM MDT
The Saskatchewan government is investing $400,000 as part of its Methane Action Plan (MAP) to support field-testing research on innovative methane emission reduction technologies.
June 30, 2020, 11:06 AM MDT
The various COVID-19-related federal government aid programs that can be accessed by the Canadian oil and gas sector continue to garner mixed reviews as some have been well received while others criticized for their slow rollout and prohibitive guidelines.
June 29, 2020, 7:16 AM MDT
Alberta’s newly-announced recovery plan will create tens of thousands of jobs, making for a more productive long-term economy thanks in part to massive infrastructure projects — totalling $10 billion — that aim to immediately give people jobs building pipelines, natural gas lines, roads, bridges, overpasses, water projects, and more, announced the government.
June 29, 2020, 3:10 PM MDT
The Alberta government has extended the deadline submission date for the commissioner to file his final report on the public inquiry examining foreign funding of campaigns targeting Canada’s oil and gas sector.
June 26, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has voted to deny petitions for reconsideration of certificate of need (CN), environmental impact statement (EIS) and route permit (RP) documents for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement project.
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Keep it local. That is a key consideration Reeve Leanne Beaupre from the County of Grande Prairie hopes government takes into account as it divvies out spending for the province’s Site Rehabilitation Program.
June 24, 2020, 9:33 AM MDT
Alberta Energy will continue to defer all public offerings (land sales) and direct purchases of petroleum and natural gas (P&NG) and oilsands Crown mineral rights until fall 2020, the government announced on Tuesday.
June 24, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Proton Technologies will deploy its patented process to extract hydrogen from existing oil reservoirs, while carbon dioxide will remain trapped in the ground, the Saskatchewan government announced this morning.
June 24, 2020, 10:45 AM MDT
The Canadian oil and gas industry needs “net-zero” emissions which has now become a tool for competitiveness, not only a tool for the environment and the “right thing to do,” Canada’s natural resources minister said Monday.
June 23, 2020, 6:42 AM MDT
Although the federal government still has “a ways to go” in delivering assistance to the beleaguered oil and gas industry, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan said Monday it is working to “try to get it right.”
June 23, 2020, 11:26 AM MDT
King Salman has painted his kingdom into a corner by concentrating power in his matrilineal line of the royal family, and his young and inexperienced son Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) in particular, since ascending the throne in January 2015. By making MBS crown prince in June 2017, after pushing aside two previous princes from other lines of the family, and making his son de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, the king has inadvertently made the House of Saud brittle.
June 23, 2020, 7:32 AM MDT
Environmental reporting temporarily paused by government during the provincial public health emergency will resume on July 15, four weeks earlier than planned, the Alberta government announced this morning.
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Saskatchewan's 2020-21 budget is providing support for the growth and future economic development of the province's natural resource sectors.
June 16, 2020, 10:11 AM MDT